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Case report


The "Lightning bolt" Sign on Computed Tomography during Percutaneous Renal Mass Cryoablation.

Qian YuDriss Raissi
Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Date of Submission: 27-May-2018, Date of Acceptance: 13-Jul-2018, Date of Web Publication: 24-Aug-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Qian Yu

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA.
E-mail: qyu227@uky.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Qian Yu

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA.
E-mail: qyu227@uky.edu

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_36_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Ice-ball fracture is a rare and often overlooked entity that may lead to intraprocedural hemorrhage after percutaneous cryoablation of renal masses. There is scant literature on ice-ball fractures associated with percutaneous renal cryoablation. Immediate recognition of the sign during intraprocedural computed tomography can help identify patients who may have developed this complication.
Keywords: Computed tomography, cryoablation, ice-ball fracture, renal cell carcinoma, renal hemorrhage

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